April Smith and the Great Picture Show – “Terrible Things” (Video)

Just in time for Halloween, April Smith and the Great Picture Show have released the video for “Terrible Things.” Directed by Ryan Stober, the clip stars Smith as a homicidal homemaker — whom she describes as “Judy Garland meets Sweeney Todd” — who kills people, grinds them up, and serves them to dinner guests. People with squeamish dispositions needn’t worry — thanks to Smith’s impish performance and the upbeat, swinging song, the video induces more laughs than cringes.

“Terrible Things” is just a taste of Smith and company’s terrific debut album, Songs For A Sinking Ship. They’re currently touring in support of the record, but unfortunately don’t have a San Diego date planned. They do have a 2-day gap between Austin and LA, though, so maybe they’ll fit us in. Smith nearly blew the roof off the Casbah the last time she came to town, so hopefully she won’t mind doing it again.

April Smith and the Great Picture Show tour dates:
November 4 – Cambridge, MA @ TT the Bear’s
November 5 – Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s *
November 6 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg *
November 7 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
November 8 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
November 9 – Washington, DC @ The Kennedy Center
November 11 – Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone
November 12 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement
November 13 – Atlanta, GA @ Star Bar
November 14 – New Orleans, LA @ Circle Bar
November 16 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk Inside
November 19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater
November 21 – San Francisco, CA @ Hotel Utah
November 23 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
November 24 – Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern
November 26 – Spokane, WA @ Bing Crosby Theater
November 27 – Bozeman, MT @ The Filling Station
November 29 – Minneapolis, MN @ 400 Bar
November 30 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen

* w/ The Honey Brothers

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